Why Christian Dior loved Britain

Image copyright ADRIEN DIRAND Image caption The iconic New Look collection which debuted in 1947 “He really changed the face of fashion in the post-war period, being a very austere time,” said Cullen. “He brought a very wonderful sort of femininity into his designs and at the time it was really something people were longing for. “They wanted change and his clothes were a sort of hopeful approach to the future,” she added. This collection was such a hit that it attracted attention from the British Royal Family, the designer’s salon was one of the first places Princess Margaret visited during her European tour in 1949. One of the highlights of the exhibition is a white ball gown that Dior …

Whoopi asked to be first female Doctor

“Whether it was climate change, hand computers or being able to move around in different dimensions.” Tennant himself played the Doctor from 2005 to 2010. Goldberg, who has starred in films like Sister Act and Ghost, also lived out her sci-fi dreams as Guinan on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She told the Radio Times in 2017 that she wanted to star in Doctor Who and was hoping someone would offer her a cameo. “I always hope when I come to England the BBC will say, ‘Hey we want you to do something.’ I would love that”, she told The Sun, while speaking about her love of British TV. “You have a different quality now on television. The way you …

Grammys to take world stage Sunday, but 21 Savage will not

(CNN)When the Grammys kick off Sunday night, there will be one notable absence. He has long touted his Atlanta bona fides, so when Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 21 was British and had overstayed his visa, fans were caught off guard. Before collaborating with Post Malone — and long before his second album topped the Billboard 200 — 21 shot into hip-hop’s collective conscience in 2016 with two words: “Issa Knife.” It was in that moment — nonchalantly discussing with VladTV the tattoo of a knife that rests between his eyes — that 21 became celebrated as one of the most authentic rappers in the industry. The phrase was repeated from the city to the suburbs, made into memes and …

Seattle slips and slides through unusually heavy snowfall

(CNN)One of the biggest snowstorms in years walloped Seattle on Monday, shutting down schools and businesses, delaying airline fights, and tying up traffic on major highways. Seattle Public Schools first announced that classes would start two hours late for its 53,000 students. “But as the snowfall increased, it was determined that roads were too challenging with ice and snow,” spokesperson Tim Robinson said in an email. Schools shut down entirely for Monday in Seattle and surrounding systems. On Tuesday, Seattle schools will start two hours later than usual, the school system tweeted, adding that conditions will be reassessed early Tuesday morning. Much of the West was pounded by rain, wind and snow, CNN meteorologists said. Blizzard warnings were in effect …

The best exercise for your age

The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise for your age, follow this simple guide. Exercise habits tend to steadily decline during teen years, particularly in girls. Getting enough exercise promotes a healthy body image and helps manage stress and anxiety. You can also: Encourage teenagers to keep one team sport, if possible. For teenagers who are not into team sports, swimming or athletics can be a good way to keep fitness levels up. How to increase …

Ariana Grande Rewrites Her Own Happy Ending On Powerhouse ‘Thank U, Next’

When we last heard from The arrival of her fifth studio album “thank u, next” on Friday, which dropped a mere six months after “Sweetener,” finds Grande in a spot likely she nor her fans could’ve anticipated: liberated from both romantic and musical attachments. depending on who you ask ― The opening track “Imagine,” which hews closer to her previous album in sound and substance, serves as a bridge between the two works, in which Grande puts forth a vision of a love story as beautiful as it is unattainable.  “I admit that I’m a lil’ messed up / But I can hide it when I’m all dressed up,” she sings on the second track. “I’m obsessive and I love …

Australia’s Heat Wave Has Been Devastating For Animals

It is not a fun time to be Down Under. Australia is currently experiencing an extreme heatwave, with record-breaking temperatures reaching near 50°C (122°F) in many major cities. These exceptional temperatures are terribly hard on humans and have now cost the lives of thousands of animals too. On Tuesday, a post on the Alice Spring Community Forum Facebook page described the gruesome discovery of a family of wild horses dead due to dehydration. The animals were found in Deep Hole, an area 90 kilometers (55 miles) from Alice Springs. This is a water reservoir that has never been dry before, according to the post. – Some locals drove to Deep Hole to check on the water level after many weeks of the temperature staying in …

Zoo Creates World’s First Reptile Swim-Gym To Fight Snake Obesity

If there is one thing people don’t come to zoos to see, it is flabby snakes and couch potato lizards. Melbourne Zoo has found a way to keep its reptiles buff with the creation of a water gym they think is the first in the world. The real value lies not in getting whatever snakes have instead of abs rippling, but in keeping the precious captives healthy and hopefully happy. Sometimes the gym may even be the difference between survival and extinction. Bathing animals is an important part of zoo hygiene, but Melbourne Zoo realized it could also be useful for dealing with the problem that zoo life can just be too easy for many animals. “A lot of reptiles …

Man Finds Greatest Thing Of All Time On Google Maps

Google Maps is an endless source of fun. Whilst mapping out the world (and space), Google has accidentally photographed everything from freaky pigeon people to aliens.  A constant source of hidden hilarity, they even blurred the face of a cow to protect its identity. – It’s now time to shut down the whole endeavor, as this next find cannot be topped. One Twitter user zoomed in on the Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome, Italy. Keep watching and you’ll see why his tweet went so viral. – The cat was caught out by the Google camera, resulting in a photograph where it looks like it’s one of your parents answering a video call. Everybody on Twitter is a big fan. – – There’s …

This robot could beat you at Jenga

(CNN)Robots are an increasingly common feature of everyday life, whether they are cleaning your house or stacking shelves at the grocery store. The MIT machine, however, is perfectly equipped for the task. With a soft-pronged gripper, external camera and force-sensing wrist cuff, the robot can both see and feel individual blocks in a Jenga tower, according to an MIT statement. It “learns” whether to remove a specific block in real-time using visual and tactile feedback, in much the same way as a human player would switch blocks if the tower started to wobble. Full details of the research were published January 30 in the journal Science Robotics. For Alberto Rodriguez, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at MIT, …

We Found The Original, Terrible ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pilot That Never Aired

That’s how original “Game of Thrones” pilot in 2010. After that viewing, more than 90 percent of the episode was supposedly reshot before it aired on HBO in April 2011, eventually leading to the phenomenon that the series is today. piece of shit” by the showrunners’ screenwriter friend Craig Mazin ― never saw the light of day. It became legend, something that could live only in Old Nan’s stories. Or so we thought. Texas A&M’s Cushing Memorial Library in College Station for more than two decades. He is said to have fallen in love with Cushing’s sci-fi collection and its archival system during visits to AggieCon as far back as the 1970s and decided to make the quiet spot in Texas …

Katie Price backed by MPs over online abuse

Now MPs on the Petitions Committee want to give disabled people protection under hate crime laws. The politicians said self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people” and internet giants must also “accept responsibility” over abuse. C4 adverts to feature online abuse Javid threatens tech giants over child abuse Internet laws pledged as firms snub talks When having fun on Twitter went awry for Brent “Harvey’s experience is not unique,” said Labour MP Helen Jones, who chairs the committee. “Social media is rife with horrendous, degrading and dehumanising comments about people with disabilities. “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers …

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If you’re heading out for a nice dinner with your sort-of-bae-but-doesn’t-know-he’s-my-bae-yet this Valentine’s Day, or you’re going on a first date with a guy your friends found from you on Ship, there are a few things to avoid. Sorry, but “be yourself” really only applies to displaying accurate and recent photos on your dating app profile. Otherwise, dating is a delicate dance where you try to put your best face forward even though you blacked out the night before and are struggling to keep your eyes open—metaphorically speaking of course. So, like I said, there are things you’re going to want to steer clear of on a date. First, don’t bring up anything you’re likely to fight about (politics, religion, …

Cystic fibrosis drug deadlock ‘must end’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLuis tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme: “I wish I could just have a normal life” The government must use its powers to break a deadlock in making a life-extending drug available to people with cystic fibrosis, campaigners say. Vertex, which makes Orkambi, has refused a £500m offer for the drug over five years – the “largest commitment” the NHS has ever made. Those affected want other drug firms to be asked to make a cheaper version. The Department of Health said its approach “remains urging Vertex to accept NHS England’s generous offer”. Vertex said it was “determined to find a solution that allows the NHS to provide patient access to our precision …